Cheltenham

  • 14:25 Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £22,804 2nd £8,556 3rd £4,284 4th £2,136
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.92s
  • Off time: 15:03:51
14:25 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Chase 11/4
2nd Presenting Forever (IRE) 16/1
3rd Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 11/1
4th Knockara Beau (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31F14/B YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Neptune Collonges (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 P F Nicholls R Mahon (5) 164 15/28.50
2 11-4111 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-3 N P Mulholland D C Costello 155 11/43.75
3 22245-P White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 41
Nag me
7 10-11 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 149 12/113.00
4 5333P-3 Royal blue, red seams, royal blue sleeves and cap Rare Bob (IRE) 36
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-7 D T Hughes P W Flood 145 12/113.00
5 712B4-4 Royal Blue, Emerald Green triple diamond and diamond on cap Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 41
Nag me
8 10-7 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 145 11/112.00
6 8313-35 Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap From Dawn To Dusk 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-6 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 10/111.00
7 F-39105 Orange, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Orange and Emerald Green quartered cap That's Rhythm (FR) 41
Nag me
10 10-4 v M Todhunter G Lee 142 25/126.00
8 P1PPP-5 Pink, Royal Blue diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Beat The Boys (IRE) 62
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-3 N A Twiston-Davies Timmy Murphy 141 25/126.00
9 212/P09- Crazy Quilt Horner Woods (IRE) 377
Nag me
8 10-2 N J Henderson A Tinkler 140 8/19.00
10 83/472P- Light Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Faasel (IRE) 237
Nag me
9 10-1 b D Pipe T Scudamore 139 11/112.00
11 2/1232-0 Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Forest Pennant (IRE) 34
Nag me
8 10-0 b1 P F Nicholls Ian Popham (5) 137 20/121.00
12 62F3-P3 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Knowhere (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 137 20/121.00
13 1420F-F Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Palypso De Creek (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-0 C E Longsdon R P McLernon (3) 136 10/111.00
15 2/1282-1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Presenting Forever (IRE) 50
Nag me
6 10-0 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 130 16/117.00
16 5F7-666 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stars, striped sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW striped cap Irish Raptor (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies David England 128 40/141.00
17 5542P-4 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Appleaday (IRE) 34
Nag me
9 10-0 P R Webber L Treadwell 122 100/1101.00
Non runners
141354-32Any Currency (IRE)710-0M KeighleyWayne Hutchinson133

Verdict

The declaration of the classy Neptune Collonges means a few of these are racing from out of the handicap proper, including the top weight's stablemate Forest Pennant who is now blinkered after a modest reappearance at Wincanton. Palypso De Creek has always been held in regard and promises to win a decent race if he can get his jumping together but a more reliable proposition may be RARE BOB. Dessie Hughes' gelding stays well and can reverse Aintree running in April with From Dawn To Dusk on this stiffer track. The fast-improving Midnight Chase beat Any Currency over 3m4f here last month but has gone up a further 9lb since, while Ascot fourth Exmoor Ranger has never enjoyed much luck on previous visits to Cheltenham.